World’s Best Results for South Australian Matriculation/SACE International


SUBANG JAYA: 2015 marked another year of excellence for Taylor’s College after its South Australian Matriculation (SAM)/SACE International students achieved record-breaking results at global level. Competing with SAM/SACE International students worldwide, Taylor’s College students made Malaysia proud by achieving the most number of achievement awards presented by the SACE Board of South Australia.

A total of 690 students from the Taylor’s College Subang Jaya and Sri Hartamas campuses successfully completed the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) in December 2014. 185 of them attained an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 90 and above while 10 of them are recipients of Highest SAM/SACE International Subject Achievement Award for their achieving the highest score in a subject. In addition, Taylor’s College students also garnered 43 out of the 51 SACE Subject Merit awarded to SAM/SACE International students in the world. This award recognises students who achieved an A+ with Merit.  

 Mrs. Quek-Lai Cheng See, Principal of South Australian Matriculation, Taylor’s College, congratulated the students for the well-deserved achievement. “This is a wonderful achievement for our students who have not only excelled in their studies but also have showcased their leadership capabilities by managing the continuous assessments and learning beyond the classroom activities successfully. Their achievements are a testimony of their acquisition and growth in acquiring learning, life and leadership skills.”  

“I hope that they will continue to take the lead in university and in their future careers, eventually one day, becoming productive leaders in the global community.  

Lim Shir Ling who achieved an impressive ATAR score of 99.90 and awarded the Highest SAM/SACE International Student Achievement Award in the world was pleasantly surprised that her efforts paid off. “I didn't expect anything actually. I just did my best for every exam so that ultimately I can gain entrance into a university of my choice. This success would not have been possible without the help of my lecturers who were very responsible and patient in assisting every student wholeheartedly,” said Lim.

Lim Tou Boon, President of Taylor’s College, was proud to see such outstanding results from the 2014 SAM graduates. “At Taylor’s College, our goal is to equip our students to achieve their university and career goals through acquiring the right learning skills, life skills, as well as leadership skills. The result has definitely demonstrated that the students have acquired the much-needed skills that will enable them to be life-long learners.”  

”I am certain the learning experience they have in Taylor’s have prepared them well for their future success,” added Lim.  

The Chief Executive of SACE Board of South Australia, Dr Neil McGoran will be present at the SAM/SACE International Award Ceremony taking place at Taylor’s College on 17 January 2015 to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of the students.  

The SAM/SACE International programme comprises 70 per cent college-based assessment and 30 per cent final examination marked in Australia. It is the most popular Australian-based Pre-University programme in Malaysia, opening doors for its students to enter top universities around the world including Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, the UK and the US. Since the inception of the programme in 1982, Taylor’s has maintained the position of the largest centre in Malaysia, consistently producing outstanding results that prepare students on their path to succeed in university and beyond.